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(Some Guy)   Peruvian President Castillo dissolves Peru's congress hours before they vote to remove him from office...annnnd he's already arrested   (kawsachunnews.com) divider line
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2022-12-07 5:20:29 PM  
How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.
 
2022-12-07 5:34:20 PM  

AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.


In fairness, their current constitution was drafted in 1993 by a guy who dissolved congress while subverting the previous constitution.

Of course that guy had overwhelming popular support and the backing of the military. Current ahole had neither of those. You can't really half ass a coup.
 
2022-12-07 5:36:50 PM  
None of the headlines for this story were particularly good. But by far, TFA linked to this one is the crappiest one. There's actually legit news media coverage of this event.
 
2022-12-07 6:02:49 PM  
The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, has been arrested and is being held in the police station located on Avenida España in the city of Lima. This is following a vote by the majority right-wing congress to oust him in a legislative coup. The Military and the Police have declared their support for the congress

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could never happen here, right?
 
2022-12-07 6:39:56 PM  
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2022-12-07 6:40:10 PM  
Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.
 
2022-12-07 6:41:09 PM  

kbronsito: None of the headlines for this story were particularly good. But by far, TFA linked to this one is the crappiest one. There's actually legit news media coverage of this event.


For anyone seeking such things:

https://english.elpais.com/international/2022-12-07/perus-president-pedro-castillo-dissolves-congress-and-declares-emergency-government.html
 
2022-12-07 6:43:06 PM  

New Rising Sun: kbronsito: None of the headlines for this story were particularly good. But by far, TFA linked to this one is the crappiest one. There's actually legit news media coverage of this event.

For anyone seeking such things:

https://english.elpais.com/international/2022-12-07/perus-president-pedro-castillo-dissolves-congress-and-declares-emergency-government.html


For people who don't speak the language, El Pais is Spanish for The Pais.
 
2022-12-07 6:45:02 PM  
Good. Castillo is a peruvert.
 
2022-12-07 6:45:07 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.


The equivalent in the US would be the right wing throwing Biden in jail.
 
2022-12-07 6:46:39 PM  

kbronsito: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In fairness, their current constitution was drafted in 1993 by a guy who dissolved congress while subverting the previous constitution.

Of course that guy had overwhelming popular support and the backing of the military. Current ahole had neither of those. You can't really half ass a coup.


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2022-12-07 6:46:54 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The equivalent in the US would be the right wing throwing Biden in jail.


Hm. Maybe not then.
 
2022-12-07 6:51:36 PM  
Peru, a nice place to be a flake, if you are into that sort of thing.
 
2022-12-07 6:52:23 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The equivalent in the US would be the right wing throwing Biden in jail.


Trump would be a better comparison.

The reason that they threw this guy in prison is he tried to overthrow their government. He tried to dissolve the legislature, and got on TV last night to say he was going to rule by fiat in the interim until the "new legislature" was able to draft a new constitution. That's a whole lot closer to Trump - who tried to overthrow our government a different way. Biden would be a bad comparison.
 
2022-12-07 6:54:33 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.


The problem is aside from the Civil War the US hasn't experienced the same tumult as South American countries.

The US really needs to take coup attempts more seriously or it will eventually fall to one.
 
2022-12-07 6:56:59 PM  

kbronsito: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In fairness, their current constitution was drafted in 1993 by a guy who dissolved congress while subverting the previous constitution.

Of course that guy had overwhelming popular support and the backing of the military. Current ahole had neither of those. You can't really half ass a coup.


Fortunately the one attempted here was quarter assed by a double ass.
 
2022-12-07 6:58:07 PM  

AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.


In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.
 
2022-12-07 6:58:23 PM  

here to help: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The problem is aside from the Civil War the US hasn't experienced the same tumult as South American countries.

The US really needs to take coup attempts more seriously or it will eventually fall to one.


Who do you think causes all these coups in Central and South America?  Just curious.
 
2022-12-07 6:58:42 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Good. Castillo is a peruvert.


And he was organizing a mutiny of deviated peruverts, but congress found out about his peruversion.
 
2022-12-07 6:59:57 PM  
Pretty sure this offense was perpetrated by either Obama or Hunter Biden's laptop.
 
2022-12-07 7:00:15 PM  
This has been a fascinating story to watch evolve in my suggested headlines over the course of a day. Dude was trying to dispose of the constitution when I was having my coffee this morning, and now I'm having a glass of wine and he's in jail and Peru has a new president.

For you youngsters, this is kinda the speed of what it felt like when the Soviet Union collapsed. "Oh, there's civil unrest in Berlin this morning... and the wall is down."
 
2022-12-07 7:00:47 PM  

CrazedAndBemused: Who do you think causes all these coups in Central and South America? Just curious.


Oh I am aware.

And always to prop up fascists too.

Greedy jagoffs.
 
2022-12-07 7:01:07 PM  
President dissolves Congress before impeachment...

Trump: "YOU CAN DO THAT?!"
 
2022-12-07 7:01:24 PM  
He might be arrested but because he was arrested before a years-long series of investigations and lawsuits, they came at the king and will probably miss, and didn't keep their powder dry. Once the court throws his case out, he'll be able to break the law with impunity forever without the possibility of ever getting arrested for anything ever again.
 
2022-12-07 7:01:30 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Good. Castillo is a peruvert.


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2022-12-07 7:03:14 PM  

CrazedAndBemused: here to help: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The problem is aside from the Civil War the US hasn't experienced the same tumult as South American countries.

The US really needs to take coup attempts more seriously or it will eventually fall to one.

Who do you think causes all these coups in Central and South America?  Just curious.


I've studied it but Incant figure it out.
 
2022-12-07 7:03:40 PM  

CrazedAndBemused: here to help: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The problem is aside from the Civil War the US hasn't experienced the same tumult as South American countries.

The US really needs to take coup attempts more seriously or it will eventually fall to one.

Who do you think causes all these coups in Central and South America?  Just curious.


Now consider this...

After years of the US causing coups in other nations old Vlad-y boy is now doing the same thing to America... and nearly succeeded.

Dickheads all around.
 
2022-12-07 7:03:58 PM  

dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.


Worse. Much worse. He's running for the presidency again, and his co-conspirators are by and large still holding their government positions and not in jail either.
 
2022-12-07 7:04:43 PM  

dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.


Is this where I point out that TFG
isn't in powerand has been the focus of many high profile investigations, including some that are yielding criminal charges?The similarity ends there.
 
2022-12-07 7:13:03 PM  
So Peru is basically Texas?
 
2022-12-07 7:17:32 PM  

AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.


You've got the roles reversed in this situation.
 
2022-12-07 7:29:00 PM  

here to help: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The problem is aside from the Civil War the US hasn't experienced the same tumult as South American countries.

The US really needs to take coup attempts more seriously or it will eventually fall to one.


"Will eventually fall to one"?

The 2000 presidential 'election' was a successful coup.

A good case can be made that Ken Blackwell interfered enough with the 2004 presidential election in Ohio in a way that kept Bush the lesser in office. Another successful coup.

But, back to Peru. Anyone have any good recipes for Lomo Saltado or empanadas?
 
2022-12-07 7:32:37 PM  

mongbiohazard: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The equivalent in the US would be the right wing throwing Biden in jail.

Trump would be a better comparison.

The reason that they threw this guy in prison is he tried to overthrow their government. He tried to dissolve the legislature, and got on TV last night to say he was going to rule by fiat in the interim until the "new legislature" was able to draft a new constitution. That's a whole lot closer to Trump - who tried to overthrow our government a different way. Biden would be a bad comparison.


The right wing majority in the congress they're talking about is a Trump/Bolsanaro style Populist/Christian Nationalist movement started by a guy who overthrew their government and wrote their current constitution, who is currently in jail for 25 years for human rights abuses, murder, kidnapping, abuse of power, embezzlement, corruption and bribery, and which is now being run by his children.

From what I can tell, and I'm not entirely sure, but it looks like the president might have had the legal authority to dissolve their legislature under Article 134 of their constitution.  It looks like something for their courts to decide, as in my cursory glance, it looks like the majority was playing games with votes of confidence in his cabinet, and if they deny two then he can dissolve the congress, or something like that.
 
2022-12-07 7:43:03 PM  

whidbey: dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.

Is this where I point out that TFG
isn't in powerand has been the focus of many high profile investigations, including some that are yielding criminal charges?The similarity ends there.


Which criminal charges?
 
2022-12-07 7:48:46 PM  
It's not like Trump implied to his goons that they should bring him Pence's head on a stick.

And why exactly did those goons fail?
 
2022-12-07 7:50:26 PM  

Moopy Mac: whidbey: dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.

Is this where I point out that TFG
isn't in powerand has been the focus of many high profile investigations, including some that are yielding criminal charges?The similarity ends there.

Which criminal charges?


Not Googling "Trump Organization Found Guilty" for you.

There is a thread here too.
 
2022-12-07 7:54:57 PM  

whidbey: Moopy Mac: whidbey: dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.

Is this where I point out that TFG
isn't in powerand has been the focus of many high profile investigations, including some that are yielding criminal charges?The similarity ends there.

Which criminal charges?

Not Googling "Trump Organization Found Guilty" for you.

There is a thread here too.


Are you aware that no one named Trump was found guilty of any criminial charges in that case?
 
2022-12-07 7:57:52 PM  

jst3p: whidbey: Moopy Mac: whidbey: dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.

Is this where I point out that TFG
isn't in powerand has been the focus of many high profile investigations, including some that are yielding criminal charges?The similarity ends there.

Which criminal charges?

Not Googling "Trump Organization Found Guilty" for you.

There is a thread here too.

Are you aware that no one named Trump was found guilty of any criminial charges in that case?


I think that guy wakes up offended.
 
2022-12-07 8:01:18 PM  

here to help: CrazedAndBemused: here to help: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The problem is aside from the Civil War the US hasn't experienced the same tumult as South American countries.

The US really needs to take coup attempts more seriously or it will eventually fall to one.

Who do you think causes all these coups in Central and South America?  Just curious.

Now consider this...

After years of the US causing coups in other nations old Vlad-y boy is now doing the same thing to America... and nearly succeeded.

Dickheads all around.


It's almost karma, if karma is a thing. Karma.
 
2022-12-07 8:02:27 PM  

RandolphCarter: The 2000 presidential 'election' was a successful coup.


Al Gore got robbed and jobbed.
 
2022-12-07 8:03:41 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Dictatorial_Flair: Sure would be great if the US could get its shiat together as well as Peru.

The equivalent in the US would be the right wing throwing Biden in jail.


The equivalent in Star Wars would be Palpatine trying to dissolve the Senate and Mace Windu arresting him.
 
2022-12-07 8:03:59 PM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: It's almost karma, if karma is a thing. Karma.


It comes and goes... then doesn't call you the next day like it promised.
 
2022-12-07 8:08:04 PM  

RandolphCarter: The 2000 presidential 'election' was a successful coup.


Weeeeell i was certainly sketchy but I've never raised it to the level of "coup".

Just your sh*tty system of government doing what it has done best since the beginning. Work for the rich people and f*ck over everyone else.
 
2022-12-07 8:12:47 PM  
Peru: *arrests the President*

USA: You can DO that?!
 
2022-12-07 8:13:15 PM  

2wolves: RandolphCarter: The 2000 presidential 'election' was a successful coup.

Al Gore got robbed and jobbed.


He was also a loser who didn't put up a fight. He deserves plenty of blame for how that hurt us all.
 
2022-12-07 8:19:44 PM  

jst3p: whidbey: Moopy Mac: whidbey: dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.

Is this where I point out that TFG
isn't in powerand has been the focus of many high profile investigations, including some that are yielding criminal charges?The similarity ends there.

Which criminal charges?

Not Googling "Trump Organization Found Guilty" for you.

There is a thread here too.

Are you aware that no one named Trump was found guilty of any criminial charges in that case?


Corporations are people too.
 
2022-12-07 8:20:06 PM  

puffy999: Peru: *arrests the President*

USA: You can DO that?!


I think the last like 5-6 Peruvian presidents are in jail, trying to avoid extradition, or awaiting trial for corruption charges. One of them blew his brains out when the cops came for him (nothing of value lost).
 
2022-12-07 11:08:25 PM  
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2022-12-08 5:46:07 AM  

whidbey: dustman81: AirForceVet: How cool. I think we can learn a lot about how to deal with dictator-wannabes from Peru.

In comparison, a now former President has his cult attack the Capital and attempt a coup after he lost an election by seven million votes, and he still walks free while talking of terminating the Constitution.

Is this where I point out that TFG
isn't in powerand has been the focus of many high profile investigations, including some that are yielding criminal charges?The similarity ends there.


Are yielding criminal charges? Against tRump? I've either missed news about an indictment, or the anti-eyeore crowd is recycling the same BS they have been for the past 6 years.

The possibility of consequences is not the same as consequences. That's the entire point.
 
2022-12-08 6:36:41 AM  

CrazedAndBemused: Who do you think causes all these coups in Central and South America?  Just curious.


Captain Crunch?
 
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